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Colorado River, Colorado, Fishing Report - 08/18/17
The river is still flowing a little above normal. Some sections are easy and safe to
wade, and others aren't. The headwaters are in good shape with lots of smaller
trout being caught. All sections are turning out trout to some extent. There are still
some nice hatches taking place.
Stream Conditions:

7 Day Weather Forecast:
There is a chance of rain through Monday and
Wednesday through Friday. Highs will range from 75 to 78 degrees and lows from
41 to 45 degrees.

Recommended Trout Flies:
Rate: 1300 cfs
Level: 6.07 ft
Afternoon Water Temperature: 59
Clarity: clear
USGS Real-Time Stream Flow Data at Kremmling
Brown Sculpin and White Belly Sculpin, size 6
Blue-winged Olives: size 18/20, nymph, emergers, duns and spinners
Western Green Drakes, size 10/12, nymphs, emergers, duns and spinners
Pale Morning Duns, size 16/18, nymph, emergers, duns and spinners
Little Yellow stoneflies, size 16/14, nymphs and adults
Green Sedges, (caddisflies) size 14/16, larva, pupa and adults
Spotted sedges, (caddisflies) size 14, 16, lava, pupa and adults
Sandwich Hoppers, size 8-12, brown and green
Carpenter Ants, size 18/16, black
Japanese Beetles, size 16/14
Strategies, Techniques and Tips:
The Brown Sculpin and White Belly Sculpin streamers are good flies to use for the
larger trout.
Western Green drakes are hatching.
Pale Morning duns are hatching.
ittle Yellow stoneflies are hatching. .
Green Sedge caddis are hatching. Spotted Sedge caddis are hatching.
Terrestrials may be important at times - Carpenter ants, Japanese Beetles and Hoppers.
Options For Selecting Flies:
1. Email us (
with the dates you will be fishing this
stream and we will send you a list of our
fly suggestions. Please allow up to 24
hours for a response.

2. Call us 800-594-4726 and we will help
you decide which flies you need.

3. Email us (
with a budget for flies and we will select
them to match the budget and get them to
you in time for your fly fishing trip.

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